My favorite verse in the Bible has always been, "Your care for others is the true measure of your greatness."
I am very involved in my community on many different levels and I have recently been feeling that that oldschool, STRONG since of community that used to be is fading. The bodegas once owned by a neighbor are being replaced by 7-11. The local supermarkets are being driven out due to outrageous rent increases (gentrification) and replaced by corporations. And those quaint, local restaurants unique to the culture of their neighborhood are being replaced by Starbucks and fast food chains.
To have a strong community, the members of that community have to take selfless interests in the elevation and success of their neighbors. You can't have a strong community when all anyone cares about is their own come up.
Buy local, support small businesses, even if you pay a little more for your products it is worth it because you are contributing to the successes of your neighbors and their families.
Repost from @arazifitness
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